A History of the Western Art Market: A Sourcebook of Writings on Artists, Dealers, and Markets

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Titia Hulst
Univ of California Press, Sep 19, 2017 - Art - 416 pages
This is the first sourcebook to trace the emergence and evolution of art markets in the Western economy, framing them within the larger narrative of the ascendancy of capitalist markets. Selected writings from across academic disciplines present compelling evidence of art’s inherent commercial dimension and show how artists, dealers, and collectors have interacted over time, from the city-states of Quattrocento Italy to the high-stakes markets of postmillennial New York and Beijing. This approach casts a startling new light on the traditional concerns of art history and aesthetics, revealing much that is provocative, profound, and occasionally even comic. This volume’s unique historical perspective makes it appropriate for use in college courses and postgraduate and professional programs, as well as for professionals working in art-related environments such as museums, galleries, and auction houses.
 

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Contents

ART IN A COMMERCIAL WORLD
13
Whistler and the English Print Market
238
PARIS
246
David and the Exposition Payante
252
Circuits of Production Circuits of Consumption
258
The Retrospective Exhibition
266
Ambroise Vollard Correspondence
272
The Steins Early Years in Paris
280
Mr Andy Warhol
333
Land Artists and Art Markets
342
THE GLOBALART MARKET
351
Video Art
357
The Internationalization of the Contemporary Art World
366
Acknowledgments
375
Index
389
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Titia Hulst is a modern and contemporary art historian. She holds a PhD from the Institute of Fine Arts and an MBA from New York University. In addition, she teaches art history at Purchase College in New York.

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